• Families Need Fathers | Trustees

Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin

Trustee

  • I’m technically an OAP since May 2023. I still work 2 days a week. On leaving school I spent 14 years in the Army followed by 21 years as a Police officer. Then self-employed till retirement.
  • I’m divorced and have one daughter aged 24. We have to deal with a lot of alienation issues within our relationship. I spent 16 years in the Family Courts mostly as a LIP up to High Court level. I found FNF as a father needing help. Later set up and ran FNF Leicester for 10 years and became a Trustee in 2013.
  • My time as a trustee will be dedicated to supporting our CEO, Growing the charity from ground level supporting members and increasing membership. To increasing the charities National profile and influence. My own area of knowledge and interest is getting Cafcass, Police, and the Family courts to recognize that denial of contact to your children both before court and in breach of court orders is Domestic Abuse, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour. That’s what the law says it is. Parents and Children being denied contact need to be recognized as the victims and the offending parent held to account and stopped from denying contact.
Wayne Martin

What Our Service Users Say

” What an amazing organisation, offering help, support and advice. A really informative and pioneering charity. Thank you! ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

“ Excellent charity, and volunteers that gives hope and support with practical information, not only to fathers but grandparents / extended family too. A lifeline in devastating situations where ultimately the children are the focus. If contact with your child or grandchild is broken, this is the organization for all relevant information, support and understanding. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” I don’t know how I would have coped without the Shared Parenting knowledge and empowerment from the peer support of FNF. Women are welcome in most settings. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” FNF taught me about the realities of the UK Family Court system at a time when I was very vulnerable and in need of guidance. Their ‘Surviving Separation’ course is excellent. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” The only charity to support any parent or grandparent to regain contact with their child or children, I regularly attend the Manchester group once a month to provide support. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” Without this group I would have been lost. I am the grandmother of a son who had his children taken away by the mother and false allegations submitted to ensure no contact. It has been heart breaking but reading the stories, being part of a community and having access to meetings gives information, advice and the hope and knowledge that it can change. I will keep supporting my son and grandchildren so they are together in the future. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” Families Need Fathers is an inclusive organisation that supports mothers, fathers, and ultimately children. I have personally found their support to be invaluable and truly believe it has saved my life and helped me become a stronger, resilient, and positive human being, father, and husband. They have educated and coached with my own personal development, positive co-parenting, positive parenting, and Family Court and the legal/court process. In that order. The peer-to-peer support is unmatched…I’ve never experienced a more active and supportive group of individuals brought together by a single goal – Happy Families! ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say